Pike Brewing on Tap at the PRA

Getting ready to feast on some great Pike Brewing beer and a Puyallup River Alehouse Reuben Dog. It is Wednesday, and this place is packed. Nice job Eric.

Pike at PRA2

On tap were the IPA, Kilt Lifter, Monk’s Uncle and the Post Alley Porter, .

After some raffles, it was time for a flight of Puyallup River brews. First up was the Old Pioneer Winter Ale, sweetened with peppermint, with a strong malt base and twinge of hops. I followed that up with the Vanilla Porter. This had a strong Porter base with vanilla softening the chocolate malts.

Next was a saison, owner Eric Akeson’s trademark brewing style, specifically the Lochness Blackberry. It was quite refreshing and a nice lead into the final brew of the night, the Puyallup River Dunkelweizen.

Now, I can drink a dunkelweizen all night long, especially this one. Stop in and try some. It is definitely worth the drive.

More raffles. More glassware, shirts and growler giveaways. People playing pool. Classic video games. Not too loud background music. Busy bar folk. Four HD tvs. I just got a tip on a U Brew place a few blocks away. Have to check that out.

Bob Shoemaker

Grew up in Renton, WA. Writer. Photographer. Homebrewer. Woodworker. Beer lover. UW grad. - 14 years in Marketing and Advertising communications - 16 years in technical product support, quality, loyalty, support analyst - 12 years as communications business owner